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The study of humanity, from its evolutionaryorigins millions of years ago to its current world wide
Populations of people living in organized groups with social institutions and expectationsof behavior.
The learned values, beliefs, and rules of conduct that are shared to some extent by the membersof a
society,and that govern their behavior with one another.
The ideas people have about themselves,others, and the world, and the ways that people express
The tools people make and use, the clothing they wear, the buildings they live in, and the household
utensils they use.
A perspectivein anthropology that views culture as an integrated whole, no part of which can be
completelyunderstood without considering the whole.
An approach in anthropologythat uses data about the behaviors and beliefs in many societiesto
document both cultural universals and cultural universals and cultural diversity.
Changes in people's ways of life over time through both internal and external forces.
The spread of economic,political, and cultural influences throughout a very large geographic area or
through a great number of different societies.
The study of cultural behavior, especially the comparativestudy of living and recent human cultures.
Aspect of cultural anthropology involved with building theories about cultural behaviors and forms.
Aspect of cultural anthropology involved with observing and documenting people's ways of life.
Peoples who are now minority groups in state societiesbut who were formerly independent and have
occupied their territoriesfor a long time.
The wide spread human tendency to perceive the ways of doing things in one